We’re suckers for towering bouffants, outrageous ballgowns, and unlimited production budgets. So taking a peek into the world of superstar photographer Annie Leibowitz as she shoots actress Kirsten Dunst for Vogue is like a candy high for us. Need a few horses and a carriage? Check! Don’t want ‘em? No worries. As Vogue editor Anna Wintour notes, budget is not something that enters Leibovitz’s consciousness.
Yet Leibovitz’s shoots, no matter how extravagant, are conceived and planned down to the last detail, so actual shooting time can be surprisingly quick.
Check out this footage from the American Masters documentary about Leibovitz’s life and her work, and get inspired by her creativity, focus, and single-minded pursuit of the perfect, unforgettable shot.